all speculation is theory fighter unless you are ONLY using tournies for your tier lists.
even using tournies as a viable discourse is flawed as they only assume a level of tech that was applicable at the time of the tourny. things WILL change. so NOT making tier lists for whatever reasons no matter how early the game is… is kinda irrelevant. tier lists arent there to be accurate cause they wont be “accurate” until 3-5 years into a games lifespan. however TALKING THEORY in tier lists is a way for people to learn the game from other peoples perspectives and other characters perspectives without actually playing the game… which is convenient when… er, not playing the game.
having said that, tier lists are also useful in a retrospective form for seeing how people were thinking about the game at whatever point in time.
imho we should start speculating NOW. theres no reason not to. and at least it will give those tier whores something to base there games on in early tournaments.
i dont even have the game yet so i cant speculate at all… but having played it for a few hours… rolento seems VERY strong. this may change as time goes on of course… but is there any reason for me (or anyone else) to NOT state that?